Mark McGwire only Used “Legal Steroids”.
Professional Baseball Player Mark McGwire never used Anabolic Steroids. This has been confirmed. The product he both was both accused of using-and he admitted to using, was in fact what they refer to as “legal steroids”. These types of muscle building supplements ARE NOT banned, or illegal, nor have the ever been. What Mark McGwire was acused of using was a product shortly referred to as “ANDRO”. Although the chemical name “DeHydroEpiAndrosterone” sounds very pharmaceutical, this is actually nothing more than a product you will find at every nutrition store in America – DHEA. That’s right. It’s sold at Walmart, Sam’s club, Costco, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and just about any other store that sells vitamins.
McGwire became a household name in 1998 when he faced off against Chicago Cub Sammy Sosa as they both battled it out for the MLB home run record. McGwire prevailed, hitting 70 home runs in a single season. Despite this accomplishment, McGwire’s name continues to be mired by the ongoing investigations into steroid use in professional baseball.
Though McGwire has never admitted to steroid use nor has he ever tested positive, many of his accomplishments have been questioned due to his inclusion in Jose Canseco’s book “Juiced.” Pointedly, when McGwire testified before the House Government Reform Committee, he refused to answer several questions while under oath, saying: “My lawyers have advised me that I cannot answer these questions without jeopardizing my friends, my family, and myself.”
While no legal action has been taken against McGwire, he has suffered in the court of public opinion. In his first year of Hall of Fame eligibility, he received less than a quarter of possible votes.